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Bathurst community to come together for suicide prevention

Wesley LifeForce will host a meeting for Bathurst community members on Tuesday 22 October with the aim of establishing a suicide prevention network.

Wesley LifeForce works with communities around Australia to bring together local individuals and organisations that go on to develop local suicide prevention strategies. Currently there are more than 100 community-based suicide prevention networks across the nation.

The CEO of Wesley Mission, the Rev Keith V Garner AM, encourages residents to get involved.

“The aim is to empower people to tackle this difficult issue in a manner best suited to the needs of people living in Bathurst,” he said.

The community meeting will be the first of its kind in the area and is the result of discussions from earlier in September between Wesley LifeForce and representatives working in mental health.

“Simple effective interventions can make a difference and save lives–and Wesley LifeForce can help communities to develop local activities that address the issue of suicide,” said Mr Garner.

The meeting will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at the Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst.

To book your place, please call 1800 100 024.

For media enquiries contact:               

Anne Holt
Senior Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 0418 628 342

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